Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.
-- Oscar Wilde
Perseverance is failing nineteen times and succeeding the twentieth.
-- Julie Andrews
Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody.
-- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many—not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
-- Charles Dickens
Success is the good fortune that comes from aspiration, desperation, perspiration and inspiration.
-- Evan Esar
The abundant life does not come to those who have had a lot of obstacles removed from their path by others. It develops from within and is rooted in strong mental and moral fiber.
-- William Mather Lewis
The beauty of the soul shines out when a man bears with composure one heavy mischance after another, not because he does not feel them, but because he is a man of high and heroic temper.
The best portion of a good man's life is the little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love.
-- William Wordsworth
The best way to prepare for life is to begin to live.
-- Elbert Hubbard
The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.
-- Mark Twain
The three great essentials to achieving anything worthwhile are; first, hard work, second, stick-to-it-iveness, and third, common sense.
-- Thomas Edison
We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
You don't get to choose how you're going to die, or when. You can only decide how you're going to live now.
-- Joan Baez
You must learn day by day, year by year, to broaden your horizon. The more things you love, the more you are interested in, the more you enjoy, the more you are indignant about, the more you have left when anything happens.
-- Ethel Barrymore